England coach Steve Borthwick’s role at Leicester Tigers revealed

Former England captain Steve Borthwick will finalise his move to Leicester Tigers after the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Neil Fissler from The Rugby Paper as now revealed the role that he’ll take up when he arrives at Welford Road.

The report in his column ‘On The Blindside’ suggests that Borthwick will join the senior staff, replacing Geordan Murphy as head coach.

Murphy, meanwhile, will be promoted to Director of Rugby despite the clubs poor form in the Gallagher Premiership last season.

Mike Ford will also stay with Tigers, staying on as the clubs attack coach. 

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Borthwick, who captained both Bath and Saracens during a 16-year playing career, has been part of Eddie Jones’ England backroom team since 2015, having previously worked as forwards coach at Bristol.

His move to again link up with Jones, having previously worked under the Australian at Saracens and with the Japan national team, caused controversy as Bristol initially blocked his departure.

A settlement was eventually agreed, and Borthwick has since added to his reputation as one of England’s brightest coaches.

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